Program

MONDAY, 17 DECEMBER

14.00-14.15 Registration

14.15-14.30 Welcome from Enric Vallduví, Vice-Rector of Research (UPF), Wolfram Hinzen (ICREA/UPF) and Friederike Moltmann (CNRS).

Special Workshop 1:  The Syntax, Semantics and Philosophy of Speech Acts

Chair: Markus Werning

14.30-15.00 Convenor: Friederike Moltmann

15.00-15.30  Morwenna Hoeks and Floris Roelofson: Disjoining questions [Abstract]

15.30- 16.00 Johannes Heim & Martina Wiltschko: Speech acts are epiphenomenal: Deconstructing questions and statements [Abstract]

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-17.00 Martin Kasa and Felix Larsson: Neustic nuances [Abstract]

17.00-17.30 Dawei Jin: Semantics of why and in situ islands [Abstract]

17.30-18.00 Discussion

18.00-18.15 Break

General Session

Chair: Friederike Moltmann

18.15-19.15 Invited Lecture: Manfred KrifkaPublic commitments to private judgments in assertions and questions

 

TUESDAY, 18 DECEMBER

General Session

Chair: Wolfram Hinzen

9.00-10.00 Invited Lecture: Hazel Pearson: On De Se Binding [Abstract]

10.00-10.30 Marta Jorba: Getting mental ontology through linguistics: the case of phenomenal contrast arguments [Abstract]

10.30-11.00 Julia Zakkou: Presupposing counterfactuality [Abstract]

11.00-11.30 Break

Chair: Laia Mayol

11.30-12.00 Lelia Glass: Reporting defective beliefs using the negatively biased Mandarin belief verb YIWEI [Abstract]

12.00-12.30 Jon Ander Mendia and Hana Filip: Characterizing genericity and epistemic commitments [Abstract]

12.30-13.00 Matthijs Westera: Why exhaustivity is sometimes (but not always) part of what is meant [Abstract]

13.00-14.00 Sandwich lunch (next to poster session)

14.00-15.00 Poster session (location: in front of the Auditori)

Special Workshop 2: Semantics in other minds

Chair: Martina Wiltschko

15.00-15.30 Convenor: Wolfram Hinzen

15.30-16.00 Kristen Schroeder, Joana Rosselló and Wolfram Hinzen: Reference tracking across the autism spectrum [Abstract]

16.00-16.30 Jill DeVilliers and Tom Roeper: Recursion restricts point of view variation in children [Abstract]

16:30-16.45 Break

16.45-17.15 Monica de Freitas Frias Chaves and Cilene Rodrigues: Linguistic reference and schizotypical personality: interpretation of definite descriptions [Abstract]

17.15-17.30 Discussion

17.30-17.45 Break

General Session

Chair: Agustín Vicente

17.45-18.15 Elsi Kaiser: Shared opinions: On the generalizability of predicates of personal taste [Abstract]

18.15-19.15 Invited Lecture: Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga: Contextualising generalisations [Abstract]

20.30 DINNER at 9Granados restaurant

 

WEDNESDAY, 19 DECEMBER

General Session

Chair: Louise McNally

9.00-10.00 Invited Lecture: Philippe Schlenker: Music Semantics: Problems and Prospects [Abstract] [Slides]

10.00-10.30 Martin Abreu: Disagreement Lost [Abstract]

10.30-11.00 Adam Przepiórkowski, Mary Dalrymple, Dag Haug and Cleo Condoravdi: A unified analysis of ad-nominal adverbials [Abstract]

11.00-11.30 Break

Chair: Josep Quer

11.30-12.00 Matthijs Westera and Gemma Boleda: Formal and distributional semantics model different notions of meaning [Abstract]

12.00-12.30 Bart Geurts and Huub Vromen: Commitment and common ground [Abstract]

12.30-13.00 Markus Werning, Erica Cosentino and Matthias Unterhuber: Surprise as a measure for the interaction of pragmatics with the lexicon in sentence meaning composition [Abstract]

13.00-13.30 Conclusions

 

Social program

14.30-16.00 Guided tour to Contemporary Catalan Art Collection Fundació Vila Casas